PROTECTING BONOBOS — PRESERVING RAINFOREST — EMPOWERING PEOPLE

News & Knowledge

Bonobos are the least studied and least recognized of the great ape species. We strive to raise awareness about these amazing apes and the importance of protecting them. We are discovering more about bonobos every day–learn more about our closest primate relatives here:

Latest News—Get the latest updates on BCI’s activities
Media Coverage—Read popular press coverage of bonobos, BCI, and the Congo.
Bibliography—Find resources for further reading in our bibliography, which includes the most prominent works about bonobos, both fiction and nonfiction.
We hope this message finds you well amidst this continuing crisis. It is inspiring to see so many people pitching in and doing their part to keep their communities safe.
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Today marks the 50th celebration of Earth Day! Does the sky seem a bit brighter? The trees greener? The birds louder? You're not imagining it. Since humans have reduced activity due to the pandemic, greenhouse gas emissions are down, air quality is up, and animals are expanding their ranges.
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Most people are becoming aware of the terrible toll that the coronavirus is taking on communities around the world. What many do not realize is that this virus could be devastating to great apes.
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COVID-19 is everywhere: on the news, on social media, and in every corner of the globe. It has now reached the Democratic Republic of Congo, and President Félix Tshisekedi has declared a national state of emergency.
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What's love got to do with it? Everything! It all starts with the bonobos, whose whole society runs on love and affection—there's a good reason that Valentine's Day is being recognized as World Bonobo Day!
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What a way to round off the year! In the giving spirit of the season, we are thrilled to announce a $10,000 Holiday Challenge grant! Long-time supporters Lori Grace and Connie Bernstein have teamed up to present this special Sisters Challenge on behalf of our sister species.
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